Friday, June 8, 2018

Cut Flowers

Photo by Salt Water New England
Go into the most scruffy, unkempt, impoverished manor house in any part of England, and you will find an abundance of cut flowers in almost every room.  While mice eat the books and mushrooms grow out of the paintings, flowers - on the piano, in the window, on the sideboard - hold up their heads in defiance of fate.   
-  Christopher Simon Sykes 


  1. I just put a vase full of fragrant "Festiva Maxima" peonies (white flecked with crimson) on the entry hall table in my scruffy, unkempt, impoverished 18c Massachusetts saltbox farmhouse!

  2. By all means fresh flowers for the house!

  3. Sounds like my kind of place. It must be charming.

  4. Fresh flowers, second hand books, fresh bread and cheese...